World Environment Day

Marine sand is pumped by a ship at the commencement of "Colombo Port City" backed by China in Sri Lanka. Increasing attention is being paid to the social and environmental impacts of China’s investments abroad. 

Environmental and Social Impacts of Chinese Investment Overseas

June 1, 2016

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On June 5, China marks its second national “Environment Day,” first established as part of the revised Environmental Protection Law in 2014. Along with the increased focus on environmental issues at home, more and more attention is being paid to the social and environmental impacts of China’s investments abroad. Outward foreign direct investment (O… Read more

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Top 3 Ways Sea Level Rise Threatens Asia-Pacific Region

June 4, 2014

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On June 5, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will focus its World Environment Day campaign around “Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level” to draw attention to the issue of rising oceans worldwide. Sea level rise is an inevitable consequence of the overall increase…

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Toward Green Growth in ASEAN

June 4, 2014

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries have exhibited high growth rates over the past decades, weathering even the worst of the global financial crisis. This impressive growth and accompanying rise in household income has brought great benefits to the ASEAN population…

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Watch: Distinguished Documentary Photographer Conor Ashleigh on Assignment

June 4, 2014

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In this video, documentary photographer Conor Ashleigh narrates his recent experiences on assignment with The Asia Foundation where he traveled to Khulna in the Delta region of Bangladesh – one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change.